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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

One arrested in South Salt Lake shooting

By Pat Reavy, Deseret News

Published: Fri, Aug. 15 12:30 p.m. MDT

 Two men reportedly shot at each other outside a Salt Lake club on Thursday night. One man was arrested and police were looking for a second.

Two men reportedly shot at each other outside a Salt Lake club on Thursday night. One man was arrested and police were looking for a second.

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — One man was arrested following a shooting Thursday that left another man in critical condition.

About 8 p.m., three men in a vehicle drove to a residence at 3798 S. 200 East. Two people from inside the residence came outside, and a confrontation between the two groups took place on the driveway, said South Salt Lake police detective Darin Sweeten.

The verbal and physical altercation ended with shots fired.

Martin Mercado Cuevas, 48, was arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of discharging a firearm in city limits. Cuevas told police he fired eight rounds at a vehicle that was occupied, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

A 32-year-old man in the car was hit. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Police did not immediately release his name. Sweeten said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, but he remained in the intensive care unit Friday.

— Pat Reavy

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